Thursday, April 17, 2014

My Recent Ulta Haul

I am excited about this haul from Ulta!!
I had a little cash to spend so I finally got the scent I have been wanting for sooooo long!! Philosophy's Pure Grace. Love this scent!! So clean and fresh and almost like a clean soap scent. It reminds me of how I think everyone should smell right after getting out of the shower. It is light and just so fresh. It lasts too. I never need to reapply.
I also bought the L'Oreal Paris: Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. cream. It is so nice! It is comes in a couple different shades. I got the medium. When you first open it and put a dab on your finger it is a white cream. I was a little surprised because I didn't get the light shade. I looked closer and the cream has a bunch of teeny brown pigment dots in it. when you apply it to your face the pigment dots break open and add the color to your skin. It is so very subtle but it literally is magic on your skin! I have a lot of sun damage and I am currently using the Murad products to try to correct this as much as possible (will post about that soon). When I applied the B.B. cream it just made my skin look so much more even in tone. It made shine go away and it just made my skin look beautiful without any other make-up on. I could have just added some mascara and walked out the door. I love this cream! It is very light and you don't even notice it is there. It also hydrates. The front of the tube says that it hydrates, corrects, primes and perfects. I think that this is all very accurate. I will definitely be purchasing this again!! I paid about $10 for the tube. Amazing stuff and I highly recommend you get it!!
The last thing I got was It's A 10 Miracle Leave-in Plus Keratin conditioner. I was searching for a leave-in and this is what one of the Ulta employees recommended. I am so glad he did!! I love this! I live in the south where it is humid and wet. I have gotten frizz since we moved here. I am also finding that since coloring my hair more often, I am getting hair that feels drier and getting more brittle. I have long and fine hair. I do love my hair but I need to take special care of it to keep it looking nice. This conditioner works great! it is thicker than most leave-in's I have used. but, my hair does not look or feel greasy after using this. It just feels soft and free of frizz. Here is what it says the product does on the back of the bottle. Does 10 things Instantly • Maintenance of Keratin straightening treatments • Increases styling and manageability • Perfect for all hair types • Replaces lost protein • Protects the natural keratin in hair • Protects against heat • Restores hydration balance • Detangles, defrizzes and adds shine • Strengthens hair structure • Seals cuticles for extra silky hair~~~~~ I do have silkier hair and it is so much easier to comb through it now while wet! You don’t even know how happy that makes me. My hair now looks so young and healthy again!  So, this was my Ulta haul. What have you gotten recently that you love and have to share? I would love to know.  :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Favorite Bath and Body Works Candles right now!

I went to Bath and Body Works yesterday (...and today and last Saturday...) and I think I went a little overboard. :) I am in love with the new scents that Bath and Body Works has out right now!!! Currently I have the Market Peach burning and I am a little sad that it is almost gone. Seriously. I have been burning it since Saturday. It smells amazing. It is so peachy and Springy. I live in the South, so, it is warm all year round here. I am not itching for the warm weather to start back up like most are right now, but, I do love the change in seasons and since we don't get that a lot around here, I rely on redecorating my house, Spring cleaning and the newest candle scents to remind me that Spring is here. :) I also grabbed 5 more candles that smell delish! 3 of the minis that I grabbed are Honeysuckle Bouquet: smells exactly like the honeysuckle flowers that used to grow up our fence in Connecticut wen I was a kid, Lemon mint Leaf: smells like a tangy lemon with a hint of mint in the background, and Lemon Verbena: a more subtle lemon scent than the Lemon Mint Leaf but still very lemony. So yummy. I can't wait to burn these! I love fresh lemon scents in the Spring. The Large Candles I got were the Market peach: Yum!, Paris Daydream: smells so lightly sweet. I hate too strong floral scents and this is so not that. It is a fresh and light scent. Here is what is written on the bottom of the jar (Our "Oh so French" blend of watery notes, moss and mandarin. Imagine a day along the Seine in the city of love.)The top cover has a nice pink and black design on it. So French, And the London Calling: It is a tea and Lemon scent. It has the pretty pink geometric designed lid on it and I can still smell the fragrant lemon of it sitting beside me on the couch. :) Love this! True lemon scent. I also grabbed a Lemon Verbena oil for the wallflower. Loving this. I don't always like the wallflower scents. Sometimes they don't even come close to resembling the candle scent of the same name but this one does seem to. It is not overwhelming and matches the candle in scent. I love that. I can not even tell you how many times I have brought back an oil to Bath and Body Works to exchange it because I got a headache from the overpowering scent of the oil. This is one of the few I do like a lot. So, that is what I got for Candles so far. If I can't help myself and wander into Yankee Candle I will be sure to post what I got. :) if you have any favorite oils or candles that you just love and get excited about, please list them in the comments below. I would to hear what you all love too. A little side note: Bath and Body Works is so good about taking back scents that you do not like. They say in their policy that if you do not like a scent for whatever reason, bring it back and exchange it for another. They always do too. I have not ever had a problem yet. This is good to know. Since you really never know if you will like it until you get it home. No risk. Love that!!

Saturday, April 05, 2014

April Faves! Drinks

I love to share things that I love with others. I used to love going places with my sister and I hated going alone because if I found something that I loved , I had no one to instantly share my excitement with. I no longer live close to my sister so I decided that what better place to share the things that I love than my blog! I will share all my favorite finds on here. I have so many and I just want everyone else to experience these products too! :) Today I wanted to share a couple drinks I found in the Gluten Free section of Wal-Mart. I was in there yesterday and found these drinks that looked interesting. They are called bai Antioxidant Infusions. They are 5 calories per serving (The 18 ounce bottle is a total of 2 servings). The entire bottle would be 10 calories! The two flavors I bought were the Limu Lemon and the Panama Peach. These drinks are superfruit infused, antioxidant packs drinks. Limu Lemon~ If you love a light and refreshing lemonade flavor, you will love this! Not bitter or too sweet either. Just the right amount of lemon in it. The super fruit in this drink is coffeefruit! They do not use the coffee bean (what we get in our cup of joe) but the outside fruit that surrounds the bean before it is picked. There are 35 mg of natural caffeine in each serving of this drink. It is gluten free and low glycemic. it is also Kosher, vegan soy and GMO free. Panama peach` um, YUM! If you love anything peach, then you will love this drink. It is a nice peachy flavor with a nice floral scent to it. when you take a sip it tastes exactly like I just bit into a peach. no kidding! This too has 5 calories per serving and the 18 ounce bottle is 2 servings. It also has the coffee fruit in it as the antioxidant. There are 35 mg of natural caffeine in each serving of this drink. It is gluten free and low glycemic. it is also Kosher, vegan soy and GMO free. These are both super yummy and I love that they are so low in calories and are antioxidant drinks. I can have one on my run or I can drink it when I get home from my run. Either way, super tasty and refreshing!